May 4th, 2020
5/4/2020 04:22:11 am
First things first, I would require everyone to do the standard safety things, like washing your hands. And than I would want people to get check ups a lot more. Also when people enter the city they are required to be checked, before they enter. And that is about it.
5/4/2020 05:16:46 am
What I would do is check for coronavirus positive people when entering state/city limits (depending on my government job). I would push for more, and more ventilators in addition to setting up hospitals in parks that I would have shut down. I would create ads telling people to stay 6 feet apart and wash there hands in all the major languages. In addition I would make testing available and free to the public as well as give more money to small business how have been forced to close due to the outbreak and give less to big corporations. I also would be kinder towards the president so that New York gets helps first. I would also be hesitant about reopening since country like japan were hasty and they ended up a second wave of cases. I would team up with other states and combine our plans for reopening.
5/4/2020 05:44:08 am
I would do the same thing China did. People will get color codes on their shirt. It will be red, green, or yellow that indicates their health status. Also every shop should have hand sanitizer and everyone is required to wear masks if they go out.
5/4/2020 05:47:50 am
If I were in charge, I would not completely open up the state right away. I would slowly open up the state like open spaces first since there is space to social distance. However, people would be required to wear masks and social distance. I would also make sure that everyone in the state can get tested for the virus so we know exactly who has the virus and who doesn't. I know that this might not work though because we have limited number of tests. Its just an idea though.
5/4/2020 05:49:29 am
First I would open the non essential shops slowly but surely. I would have police officers patrolling the city and have them supplied with a lot of cleaning materials to disinfect objects lots of people have touched. Likewise to Lyndi i would make people wear color codes. I would also create a time period for MTA workers to disinfect the transportation. Lastly, i would create park agents to make sure everyone is enforcing the precautions we need to take because of this virus.
5/4/2020 05:56:30 am
The first thing I would definitely do is to make sure that everyone was open to easy testing sites. I now know that there is a place in Brooklyn where you can get antibody tests. Furthermore, many new drug companies have come out with high accuracy, high sensitivity results. Until it is sure that everyone is safe and tested, the process should remain very slow.
5/4/2020 05:58:13 am
If I was the NY governor and I had to keep everyone aware and safe from Covid-19, I would make everyone wear masks outside and if they don't, then they get a penalty. Also I could come up with some system to keep everyone organized and safe. To keep everyone even safer I will try to prevent people from going outdoors or else it will make the virus get even worse. All in all, I would try to keep everyone safe and preform actions that could make the virus stop sooner.
5/4/2020 06:17:13 am
If I was the New York governor or mayor, I would make sure everyone is wearing a mask once they are out the door, and that it is a requirement. In addition, people shouldn’t touch things that many people used. Like in public areas, and that everyone should bring wipes with them to make sure that it is clean before they use it. Furthermore, I would still have people separated, like the six feet rule. Also, public areas, like parks, courts or places that many people go shouldn’t be open yet, since even though NY is reopening, it doesn’t mean that the amount of people who has the corona won’t increase. Everyone should just go out to buy what they need and not for fun. Overall, everyone should be safe, and that hopefully this pandemic could end faster.
5/4/2020 06:20:05 am
The act of action I would establish is to open testing sites in districts so that the city can get data about the COVID-19. While people are testing, I would work on family aids and package of supplies for people to use like face mask and other things that family may need. Public gathering and public spaces will be closed down. Any place with more than 3 people outside in public places will receive a penalty. Finally, with less stores open, small delivery stores are allow to open with right precautions against the COVID-19. With the corporation from both the citizens and government, the people can slowly recover.
I would plan which places would be reopened again. For instance, I would reopen difference places in upstate New York first because they have the least number of Covid-19 cases compared to New York City. I'll also send officers throughout the city to make sure that people are practicing safety precautions.
5/4/2020 06:50:49 am
If I was the New York governor/mayor, I would open some places like book stores so people who are bored at home can buy/borrow books and bring them home to read. A few people would be allowed in the store at once. I would also open some supermarkets that are closed so we can make sure that everyone has access to buying food and water. I would also have some store employees monitor the amount of things people are buying because we need to make sure there is enough for other people who also wanted to buy things. Everyone is required to wear masks when heading outside and they would have to wash their hands and clean their faces as soon as they get home.
5/4/2020 06:52:08 am
If I was NY's governor, i would make sure when people go outside they are wearing masks or other things that could protect them from Covid-19. I would also make sure that my citizens are all sanitized and clean. I would slowly reopen stores, but they would still have to be 6 feet apart. I would try my best to isolate the people that does have Covid-19 and make the best out of the situation.
5/4/2020 06:58:59 am
I would carry out the reopening of my land in phases. I would have certain criteria to meet before I carry out those phases.Phase 1 would be opening major streets when hospitals can function to help other people other than COVID patients.. Phase 2 would be to figure out how to utilize the budget to ensure that Covid cases stay down and start opening up to the young people. Phase 3 would be to allow businesses to reopen after going through sanitary checks. Phase 4 would be to plan for the future and how the land will be run in the future.Phase 5 will be to lift all shelter in places and quarantines by sections. Phase 6 will be to open up the borders. FINAL PHASE will be to prepare for second wave.
5/4/2020 07:29:51 am
everyone should be tested if their postive or negative. it think there should be a rule where if you don't go outside with a mask then you get fine. i will make sure to let pharmacy give out free mask those who are in need .
5/4/2020 07:35:12 am
To get rid of Covid once and for all, I would have everybody stay in their homes for 14 days. They wouldn't be allowed to leave. After these 14 days, I would have anybody leaving their houses tested for the virus and only allow them to go outside if they were virus free. Then I would slowly re-open businesses after a severe sanitation check. When I do this, I would give government funding to small businesses to help them start up again instead of giving it to the large chains. Lastly, slowly but surely I would start opening up other places such as parks, restaurants and finally, schools.
5/4/2020 08:03:31 am
I would start with a lockdown that will last for 2 weeks. I'll give people time to get everything they need before the lockdown, so they will be prepared. Once the lockdown is over, just to make sure, there will be more areas to get tested. Due to some people being asymptomatic, I would continue the social distancing rule. Hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, etc will need to be provided.
5/4/2020 08:14:37 am
If I were the NY governor, I wouldn't move into the opening too fast in risk of more cases. Definitely more testing locations and practice precautions, such as maybe contact tracing. (the downside of that would be that some would think it's an invasion of privacy) Give out masks to those who don't have them.
5/4/2020 08:37:28 am
If I were the government I would give support to the restaurant industry because that is a huge workforce going through a very tough time. I would also do the best I could to open up things for citizens to do in the city while making sure everyone was keeping there distance and trying to stay safe. Also along with unemployment checks for those who are struggling I would try to get restaurants to help ration and have the city pay them to do that and I would also try to give everybody at least one mask.
5/4/2020 08:51:34 am
I wouldn't reopen the city until the cases have gone down by at least 50% or if the cases are going down steady for about a month. When the city does reopen we should only allow a certain amount of people places, and then as things get better increase the amount of people that are allowed places.
5/4/2020 08:56:55 am
If I was the NY governor/mayor, I'd gradually open up the stores so the economy won't completely die down, but people would still have to wear masks, etc. If I see people without a mask, I'd start giving them away, so everyone would be safer. I will also constantly remind people to wash their hands and keep up with hygiene. If the infection rates decrease, then I would start opening everything more and more.
5/4/2020 08:58:18 am
if i was in charge i still wouldn't let people outside because then everyone will be out but i would at least open some parks and just keep them very very very clean so people dont go crazy inside
5/4/2020 10:03:26 am
Like a lot of the other students said, I would make sure that people have easy access to testing before they are allowed to go out. I would only allow a limited amount of people in a store at a time and require mask and possibly gloves to stay safe since your mouth and hands usually have the most germs on them. (While social distancing)Also, I require sanitation before entering and touching products in supermarkets and other shops. I wouldn’t open up the city too fast because I wouldn’t want another wave of cases but I would probably wait until it is more safe, and slowly open up places and businesses based on level on importance. For instance, opening back gas stations for transportation before opening parks for entertainment, etc... I would then provide funding to smaller businesses or low income families who couldn’t make profit/money over the long wait. This would be a long process, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
5/4/2020 10:13:10 am
I would honestly take small baby steps because we haven't fully understood this virus yet. People should still take the necessary precaution of staying 6 ft away and not touching their faces. Also I would want every one to be tested and to not go out until they have received their results. If they don't have COVID-19 then they could go out occasionally but still stay away from each other in case. The people who test positive should stay in self quarantine until they have received medical attention and are cured of it. As for businesses I would take it slowly so open some major businesses such as banks. But they must sanitize everything before they can open. Then slowly open some restaurants and other businesses when the cases have reached below about 10000-1000 cases.
5/4/2020 10:49:32 am
If I was the New York Governor/Mayor, I would make sure to have strict rules. That would include the importance of sanitation and social distancing. When it comes to reopening stores, most stores with the necessities such as food and toiletries would be the most important. Stores that provide entertainment including book stores are important to take into account too. But when reopening stores, it is important to stick to the policies of sanitizing your hands and having a mask before entering the store. There will be important rules to also carefully clean the products that are bought from the store. Along with sanitation, it is important to keep a distance from each other in the cramped stores. Therefore, everywhere will be limited to a certain amount of people at once.
5/4/2020 11:26:03 am
I would enforce many sanitation requirements and other small steps that would help us return to normalcy in the least amount of time. I think self- quarantine is still required because if we open up places such as parks, coronavirus will just keep affecting more people. To protect yourself and and others it is probably best for you to stay at least six feet away and wear gloves and masks. Large gatherings should not be allowed and supermarkets should only let a few people in at once.
5/4/2020 12:27:37 pm
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5/4/2020 02:02:33 pm
If I was the NY governor/mayor, I would probably not reopen the city completely because it’s really dangerous if many people had the virus. I would recommend them to get tested so if they do have it, they can be removed from the rest of the people so they won’t continue to affect others.
5/4/2020 02:27:12 pm
If I were to be our governor, which I think Cuomo is a very productive and thoughtful one, I think I would most likely take every step with more precaution because the virus definitely can't go away soon. It will be hard because the virus will keep spreading. Therefore, if we suddenly get outrageous, this will take a very long time for this virus to go away and for all of us to return to normalcy. I think we should start to reopen the city by opening the most essential places such as doctors, dentists and orthodontists. These places are where people need the most. Furthermore, supermarkets are open right now so that doesn't need to be as controlled anymore. However, I am pretty concerned about when people are getting food at the supermarket because they often touch more than what they need. This is not very sanitary and germs do spread into people's food.I think we can reopen more stores.
5/4/2020 07:36:06 pm
If I were in charge, I would enforce more social distancing rules so that as many people practice social distancing as possible (6 feet apart, etc.) I would also encourage more people to wear masks and follow proper hygienic procedures. I would put more testing throughout the city. Hopefully, these changes can flatten the curve in order for people to stay safe and reopen the economy as soon as possible.
5/5/2020 03:39:19 am
Very interesting and thoughtful ideas in the reopening of our city/country. Whatever happens, I agree it should be gradual and supported by scientific evidence. In 1918, the "Second Wave" was much worse, and we don't want to go back to a strict lockdown. I hate to repeat this overused cliche but I hope history does not repeat itself, since it already has with the first phase of this global pandemic.
5/5/2020 06:29:30 am
If I were in charge, I would make sure that everyone should get tested. I would make it mandatory for everyone to get tested. I would have a certain time such as 5am-8pm that people are allowed to go out, and if anyone needs any essential goods, they can leave, but buildings should not be overcrowded. I remember that there was a big problem with the small amount to tests that were available. I think that it is important for everyone to get tested. People should also wear masks (mandatory)
5/6/2020 08:34:19 am
I would increase the amount of testing to know who is/was sick with the virus, and start opening the city slowly in stages. However, it is still too early to open the city and if we open too early that will be very dangerous.
5/6/2020 01:52:57 pm
If I we’re in charge, I would make sure that there is easy access to tests, I’ll also make sure to let people know that they should wash their hands frequently, and if they do go outside, make sure to stay 6ft apart, and wear face masks. I’ll let stores open up slowly once the cases of coronavirus goes down a little, too make sure the the economy doesn’t die.
5/6/2020 05:24:42 pm
I would open everything up now (not schools though), and I would still have people wear masks and social distance. What was purpose of the shut down? To slow the spread, and prevent the hospitals from being over run. We've done that. We've flattened the curve, and built up our supplies. But the virus isn't going away. The next step, is to open things up, and protect the people who are at the highest risk. If we open everything up, then unemployment will go down and our economy will go up. I believe we can do all this while maintaining public health.
5/6/2020 06:58:15 pm
However, say you open things up, everybody can get back to what they need to do and the economy goes back up. What happens when the virus gets worse and worse because we didn't shut down stores long enough? What if the deaths reach a maximum point because the people in the stores are not worried? When germs spread faster because objects are being touched by multiple people. We've flattened the curve because stores are closed and because the space between multiple people has been limited. But if we go back too soon and more people start dying that curve will rise and become a higher risk to everyone. I understand that the economy is terribly low and people are suffering from losing jobs, but how can we risk more lives when we have a chance to make things better.
5/6/2020 06:51:15 pm
If I were the Mayor/ Governor I'm not sure what I would do about the current situation. This is definitely a tough decision but it should be carried with as much respect and responsibility for every person. I believe that if we open things too soon, nothing will get better. We should wait and take care of our community before deciding when we want to get a haircut. However, many people have no jobs and this is a struggle. I'm honestly very confused and it wouldn't be a easy decision to make.
5/7/2020 08:01:39 am
If I were Mayor/Governor I would think of reopening restaurants with a limit on the amount of people allowed in. I don't feel the need yet to reopen stores as people touch many objects in one. I wouldn't open places such as Broadway or theaters yet as well. However, I think we can't immediately return to normality and I would slowly reopen places that are important.
5/28/2020 07:25:01 pm
I would do something similar to China and Korea. First off, each family would get a bucket/box full of food for you and whatever pets you have which which you don’t need to sign up for. This would happen every week and the first time this package is delivered, it would come with a plant for each member of the household so that it would keep them sane and have something to take care of. (Plant preferably snake plant of devil’s ivy since they are super easy to grow, not a cacti or succulents because unlike contrary beliefs are actually pretty hard to grow if you would forget about them for two weeks. Also it would be a small plant since big ones cost a lot of money and devil’s ivy, you can just cut off the bottom vine to replant and have a whole new plant). Every month, the package would come with a book that is very cheap (again we are trying to save money here for the essential workers and such) If the person has internet, they can request what they want their next book to be, whether its a blank book, a book with lines, a gridded book, a coloring book, a book for composing music, etc. People with special diets like vegans, and people who ask for specific items because they are looking forward to either bake or cook different recipes would need to pay extra online, price varying. Each zone would have a few people in charge of delivering to the packages and they would only work and they’ll go down the list. Last names starting with A-E would get their packages Monday and so on. If there are roommates involved where two people who live together and have different last name initials, then they would choose which letter they want to go with. The workers would drop the package off, take a picture and send to you, leave, then after, you would be notified your food has arrived. The same goes with all your packages. By the way, I just want to say that there would be a app for all of this. If you ordered post-its on amazon, amazon is going to drop off at the workers buildings and would be brought to you when your package of food arrives. For covid 19 patients, they would stay in hospitals, vacant schools where there are doctors working round the clock. On the same app used for packages, patients can apply to put snippets of their information or choose to vlog their journey through fighting the virus. People can send get well notes and letter via digitally so that the patients can see. Essential workers can also choose to post snippets of information of themselves like their name and what they are essential for so that people can send thank you cards letters, drawings etc. You see what a community that would be? Protesters would be able to have a section of the app to protest, either about George Floyd or the Black Lives Matter. They would be encouraged to protest online since they would want the government to see what they are protesting about and I would be very much on that app as their mayor and if they decide to protest in real life then the police would be around them guarding them. (Assuming that its a peaceful protest, if its not then the police would stop them but what we will not do its tear gas and shoot rubber bullets at people) Also, adding onto the package, every week everyone would only get a hundred dollars and if you need special medicines or things (they must be 100% essential) then they do come free with the package (the package is free if I didn’t mention) All the electricity fees, gas fees, water fees, etc would be covered by the government which is why you only get 100 dollar, its for you to buy whatever is not absolutely essential. The app comes with a donation center and a shop. Everyone who donates more than 30 dollars would get to be in a small part of a memorial plaque thing I would make after all of this to thank my citizens for helping our community get through this, this plaque would also thank the essential workers. Also I would kick all people part of the Trump’s cult and who think we don’t need to wear masks and that the virus isn’t real out of the state because we don’t need them right now.. actually we never needed them. I just did everyone a favor. One mask is included for every package to discourage traveling outside. That’s it. Notice how I actually would care about my citizens. Also all profits from the shop would be sent directly to help overcome corona virus.
5/28/2020 07:28:42 pm
Also the app does come with cookbooks for people who can’t cook
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